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20 January 2017
An educational initiative for schools across the west of Scotland has welcomed its 25,000th pupil to date as the project is launched this month.
The 17th season of the project was launched in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre between Wednesday 11th and Friday 13rd January. 46 classes across 41 Primary Schools across the River Clyde catchment are participating - a total of 1265 children, ranging from P3 to P7.
Clyde in the Classroom is a hands-on project run by Clyde River Foundation, that uses a native Scottish species, the brown trout, to inspire children to engage with nature and protect their local environment. The project runs January-March and ends when the children set their fish free.
Clyde in the Classroom started in 2000 with five schools in Glasgow. It is now the Clyde River Foundation’s longest running and largest education project. The project links very well with the Curriculum for Excellence and it enables teachers to deliver many learning outcomes from science and maths to arts and drama.
The project is crowd-funded by the participating schools plus a range of supporters including The Crown Estate Scotland Portfolio (main sponsor), the John Mather Charitable Trust, the WA Cargill Fund and the Cruden Foundation.